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iphone charger hack
« on: June 03, 2013, 11:08:12 pm »
http://thehackernews.com/2013/06/malicious-mobile-charger-can-hack-your.html

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Malicious Mobile Charger can Hack your iPhone within a minute. You might want to be a little more careful the next time you pick up a cheap knock-off accessory for your device to save a few bucks because new hardware hacks could be the next big thing among cyber criminals .
Researchers say they've built a custom iPhone wall charger that can Install malware in any iOS device using a custom made malicious chargers called Mactans, which are in turn controlled by a Raspberry-Pi like computer called a BeagleBoard.
Mactans, which is named after the black widow spider's Latin taxonomy, will be demonstrated by Billy Lau, Yeongjin Jang, and Chengyu Song at the Black Hat 2013 conference in July and they said all users were vulnerable to attacks over the charger. They add that they can also demonstrate that the malware infection resulting from their malicious charger is persistent and tough to spot. In order for the malicious software to remain installed and unseen, the trio will show how an attacker can hide their software in the same way Apple hides its own built-in applications.
Researchers wanted to show just how easy and cheap it can be to cause a lot of virtual destruction in an innocent package. The security researchers have disclosed the vulnerability to Apple , but presumably Apple hasn't fixed the hole yet as the researchers are refusing to give out exact details until the conference.

Offline Nickster2132

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Re: iphone charger hack
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2013, 02:18:07 am »
and this why i'll always buy my chargers at apple lol
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Re: iphone charger hack
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2013, 02:29:54 am »
...this is why i wont buy apple products....

why did they give the charger the option to update firmware???

Offline Nickster2132

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Re: iphone charger hack
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2013, 08:22:41 am »
yeah that is understandable lol but at same time they where kinda asking for it if they give a charger the option to update firmware ,..... maybe that'll be a fix when IOS 7 comes out hahah had my iphone 5 since came out and still not IOS 7
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